#ChristmasInJuly festive book review redux: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

This post was originally published on 12 December 2018. There are some figures that loom so large in the public consciousness that it’s easy to feel like you know, or you can imagine, pretty much everything about them. Santa Claus is one of those figures. We owe our collective modern Continue Reading

A tantalising ton of trailers: Never Have I Ever (S3), Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Blonde, Oppenheimer, A League of Their Own

Get set to spend your days and nights watching even more movies and shows – as if you aren’t doing that already! Sleep is for the streaming disinclined, right? – because the trailers keep coming, people! In fact, every single one of these five films and shows is worth the Continue Reading

10 San Diego Comic-Con 2022 reveals I LOVE: Shazam – Fury of the Gods, She-Hulk, Star Trek: Picard S3, Star Trek: Lower Decks S3, I Am Groot, John Wick 4 + more

San Diego Comic-Con is like Christmas for loves of pop culture. While not everything new is announced or premiered there, it pretty much feels that’s exactly what happens, making it the most wonderful time of the year if you crave trailers and clips and panels of the stars and producers Continue Reading

I’ll be there for you between the Alpha and Gamma Quadrants: Star Trek-Deep Space Nine meets Friends in this fun video

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9), which remains my favourite show in a franchise full to the Andorian gills with them, is, for the most part a very serious show. Sure, there’s some silly, fun episodes – think “The Magnificent Ferengi”, “Take Me Out to the Holosuite”, “Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang”, “You Continue Reading

A dystopian or utopian future? Claire G. Coleman’s new novel Enclave imagines both (curated article)

by Maggie Nolan, Associate Professor in Humanities, Australian Catholic University I was reading Noongar author Claire G. Coleman’s third novel, Enclave, a few days after the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade judgement, a political victory for a conservative project many years in the making. As Michael Bradley Continue Reading